Nick Ragone is an author, attorney and public relations executive in New York City. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Rutgers University, and is a graduate of the Eagleton Institute of Political Science at Rutgers University (undergraduate) and the Georgetown University Law Center.

He is the author of three books: Essential American Government, Everything American Government, and President's Most Wanted. Nick is a regular contributor to the Fox News Channel and Fox Business, the PIX11 Morning Show, and has a weekly appearance on the popular Raph Bailey Radio Show.  He co-anchored PIX11's five-hour live inauguration coverage with Jim Watkins and Kaity Tong.

Nick is a contributor to Donklephant.com, one of the most influential political blogs on the web, and  has written for US News & World Report, The Star-Ledger, Real Simple Magazine and RealSimple.com.  Nick has been quoted in over two dozen stories on politics, the presidency, and public relations.  In December of 2007, Nick was named one of PR Week's 40 under 40 to watch, and in May of 2008 was featured in "Profiles of Success", a book about public relations. Nick lives in Jersey City, NJ, with his wife and two children, and spends what little free time he has obsessing on the Mets.

Nick can also be found on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=740817853




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Sarah Palin: human pin cushion

I enjoy reading Politico.com -- it's one of my favorite websites.  For anyone interested in national politics, it's a daily must-read.

But sometimes they just miss the mark ... like with this three page story on Sarah Palin's "communication missteps" since losing the election.

Evidence of her missteps:  her daughter giving an interview to Fox News; her skipping CPAC and some other Republican gatherings in Washington; some miscommunication about Republican events she'll be headlining in June. 

Hmmm ... not sure that really requires a 1,500 word piece in March of 2009 -- three full years before any presidential campaign would kick off.

Just seems odd.  I was not part of the "national media piled on Sarah unfairly camp" during the campaign.  I think she mostly brought it on herself because she was a vastly underwhelming candidate.   But this seems gratuitous and a bit hyperbolic.  Let's at least wait until she makes some real missteps before piling it on again.

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the reason is because she caused mass embarrassment to herself, her party and the country during this election. how she was ever selected will always be a mystery to me. watching her campaign, give interviews, etc was like watching someone running for a local village trustee position.

and to think that she could have been running our country..a rather frightening proposition if you ask me. i am glad media outlets like politico (which i agree is a fantastic web site/roger simon rules) stays on her case even after the dust has settled. she should not be in a position to start planning 3 years hence for another shot and these pieces serve to expose her for who she is.

keep 'em coming

March 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermitch

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